thedothatgirl: (fyarleyes)



Title: Mister Booze
Fandom : Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel the Series, Dollhouse, Firefly
Music :'Mister Booze' performed by the cast of Family Guy
Length: 4mins 01 secs
Lyrics
Description: Don't mess with Mister Booze.
Downloads Tiny WMV 14.8mB       MP4 63mB       Med AVI 81mB     HQ AVI 157mB
 Stream & vague notes  under the cutHere )            
thedothatgirl: (dwillow1)


Title: Fell on black Days
Fandom : Willow - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Music : 'Fell on Black Day's by Soundgarden
Length: 3mins 44 secs
Description "Whatsoever I've feared has come to life, whatsoever I've fought off, became my life"
Download  Tiny WMV 14.1mB  
                  Med AVI 96mB
                HQ AVI 152mB

Vidders notes & stream below the cut.
This way to embed )
thedothatgirl: (wesleystiffupperlip)
So all my photos and also a brief report about the weekend are now posted on my site. It was a lovely time (less party and more relaxing but that's down to me, rather than the event)  and so nice to get to chat to some of my very favourite Whedonverse people (Jane Espenson and Alexis Denisof) in a Convention environment.

Alexis was very chatty and charming at the autograph session which was probably why his line took forever - we were given the chance to have a decent conversation which was a pleasant change. I spoke to him mainly about Much Ado and my cunning plan to convert the rest of the family to Shakespeare lovers- he was delighted and seemed genuinely pleased about the 'part' he played in that.  From the Q&A's you really get a sense that he loves not straying too far from his family, especially at their young age and I can only admire him for wanting to do that over perhaps pursuing more career opportunities. He also told us he hates cancelling events which is why he hardly commits to any. Fair do. Funny story about shooting Avengers and praise for Tom H - struggle with  He and all the guests (with the exception of Tom Lenk who told us at the meet and greet that he was coming down with a cold) attended the parties - they really 'got into it' but I did watch Alexis go round the whole room virtually unnoticed by most of the attendees, until he said hello - he once photobombed  a group cosplay photo and then they noticed him. Then he got on the floor and did the Wesley dance and later encouraged some ladies to get up from the table and led the conga around the entire ballroom for ages. 

I spoke to Jane about how difficult it was to pick a favourite episode of hers - John and I had discussed the night before I went and came up with 'A New Man' which never fails to lighten our moods when we've had a shitty day. Giles always has a worse time of it :)  She told me that one of my favourite lines from the episode ("picked up a tail") was nearly cut by Joss, but he left it in after all which makes me glad. The event organisers have promised to try and bring other writers over to future events.  She ran two writer room sessions with herself and Brad Bell and they were the most popular extra event of the entire conventions. I don't write but would have loved to have gone.

Anyhoo more photos and links to the rest are here :



more photos )


This is the first time in 10 years that I have not been to a Starfury Convention.  I just was not inspired by the guest lists to be honest.  I love the shows he covers but not enough to attend a con.  With Joss making a surprise appearance at Serenity Forever I sure did pick the right year :-(    Now if someone were to add Agents of SHIELD guests (Massive Events said they would try to get some...) then I am so there!
thedothatgirl: (tv1)
- Bold all of the following TV shows of which you've seen 3 or more episodes.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk * if you have at least one full season on tape or DVD
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).

List here )
thedothatgirl: (tomh)
First things first. Thor :The Dark World.

I can hardly wait. I booked for tomorrow night instead of tonight (don't ask me why) so we're off to see it then. I am so looking forward to this and have only seen two trailers. I've avoided all the extra TV spots, behind the scenes, extra scenes etc etc as best I can,  so there is some film left to see anew. I have a good feeling about this one. But I do know I am easy to please so there is that. I shall probably see it once more on my own after the shock wears off.

Secondly my short trip to London was super fun. The weather held out and both 'events' were fabulous. I only wish I had time for more.So what happened at Marvel Meet the FilmMakers )
And then with J to the London Film Festival Cult Gala to seeOnly Lovers Left Alive )
And if that wasn't enough this weekend I was in Birmingham for Hallowhedon 5 - A fun time was had by all. I'm going to save that for another post but in the meantime here's a teaser or two

hw5group hw5ad1

I am just sifting through the remaining photos and I will be back with a post.
thedothatgirl: (faith enemies)


Title : Born To Kill
Fandoms: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel the Series
Music: Born To Kill by the Matthew Good Band
Length : 5.25mins (I know and that's after an edit!)
Description: Born to buy into something, Born to kill. Faith Lehane, the rogue slayer
Download tiny wmv 21mB   or LQ Avi 91mB or HQ AVI 139mB
Streamed under the cut
Stream )
Vidder Notes: So, hello once again slayerverse , it's been a year since I last made a vid from these two fandoms. And as I started, it all came back to me, mixed aspect ratios, horrible quality source for S1-3 and some interlacing issues that defied attempts at blending or whatever. The ripping alone was epic - the result probably not so much.  And if that wasn't enough the song was loooonnng and I tried to cut it down without destroying it totally.

Way back in my early vidding years I made a pretty literal and scrappy Faith vid on WMV with *shudders* some effects that are best forgotten. I always wanted to make something dark and disturbed that really showed Faith at her most destructive. In the end I pulled short at the redemptive arc and chose to close with that alley fight.

ETA: This is dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] whiskyinmind   My co-conspirator at AvA, Faith fan and a great friend.
thedothatgirl: (Default)
It always takes me a while to get the photos together but they're up on my site now.

groupvb3th

Julie Lee ( Chanterelle/Lilly / Anne)    Ksenia Solo (kenzi Lost Girl)
 

Allan Hyde (Godric) and Mariana Klaveno (Lorena) True Blood,  Neil Roberts and Brody Hutzler (Landok )

 

James Marsters and Juliet Landau
 
 
Me and Dru, we're moving in.

A good weekend although I did miss Georges Jeanty and Jonathan Woodward, they are great for livening the place up. Nice to see James and Juliet on stage together although I don't know if what James made of us all. He did say he wanted to come back so we'll see. 

One small peeve was that James did not do the meet and greet which  made me wonder why, he's done them before and Starfury M &G's are generally more well behaved, controlled and less in your face than others.   In fact he wasn't at the Fancy dress the following night either. Early to bed perhaps?

The True Blood guests were chipper - as they were last year, and Ksenia Solo must be the tiniest actress I have ever  seen but with excellent taste in footwear.

So  more photos and HQ versions start  here including opening and closing ceremonies.

thedothatgirl: (tangel1)
Art made for a [livejournal.com profile] whedonland Challenge MultiMedia Bingo   - Each prompt needed at least two icons or wallpaper. I didn't go for the picspam, drabble,mix or vid options.



Favourite Episode


Guest star



Ship


Family


Your choice


Favourite Moment


Crack


Out of Character


Villain

Wallpaper

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thedothatgirl: (buffyrestless2)


Fandom
: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 4
Title: Changes
Length: 3.35mins
Music: Changes by David Bowie
Lyrics : Here
Description: Ensemble overview of BtVS Season 4 - Turn and face the strange changes.
Download: Tiny WMV 13.1mB      Med AVI 84.7mB      HQ AVI 146mB
Streaming: Under the cut


this way  )
Vidder notes:  When I was a wee young thing I loved Bowie. All of it - from Hunky Dory to err... the late stuff. With the exception of the 'Laughing Gnome' that one, not so much.  I still love his songs but surprisingly this is only the second one I have vidded. His early lyrics can be a bit like word soup and I had issues with some of the lyrical interpretations here too. Yeah whatever was how it all ended up being resolved.  Buffy Season 4 tends to be the place to visit when cheering up is required - it's home to some of the funniest episodes in the whedonverse imo, we're currently half way through a rewatch at home too so it's pretty fresh in my mind. I do like vidding seasonal overviews. If I happen to chance upon good songs for the remaining seasons they'd be on my list to do.   So back to the vid - an ensemble overview of Season Four, mainly lighthearted looking at the scoobies reactions to change, real life and magical.
thedothatgirl: (riverbible)
So I currently have two more ways to suck huge chunks of time out of my day.

Mark the reviewer  'Mark Watches' (currently reviewing BtVS S4 & just starting on AtS S1) and now  'Mark Reads' - A Song of Ice and Fire(I'll probably go onto his other book reviews for those I have read myself)

I love Mark's capslock enthusiam for the show  and general flailing, he'd not seen any of it before now,  so it is wonderful reading the predictions and his reactions to those 'huge' moments. Sometimes he has great love for overlooked episodes and it makes me reassess my own opinion of them. It's a little like discovering the slayerverse  all over again and I never fail to want to rewatch the episode he has just reviewed.   Can't  wait to see what he makes of AtS.  Then I spotted he also wrote book reviews, I am now reading those. 

The other time -suck is Tumblr.  There are some insanely pretty Avengers art/gifs being posted I find totally irresistable, plus a few hilarious banners. One this morning had us both rolling around the office in hysterics almost forgetting to breathe. Plus cat gifs.  I don't feel very creative on tumblr though, just part of a huge machine that clicks and reblogs everyone else's pretty.  I have put up select pieces of original art and the odd con photo every now and then.

I guess it's something to do while I rip source and wait for Book Five of ASOIAF to turn up.
thedothatgirl: (tangel1)
So I guess if I had waited a while I'd have been able to have submitted those valetines day icons for this challenge but they were already posted so look! I made some more.


Made for 'Love is in the Air' Challenge 12 over at  [livejournal.com profile] whedonland.   Just canon ships for now.

Wallpapers   Gunn and Gwen 

  

1280 and 1680 resolution.

Another banner and icons under the cut
this way  )

thedothatgirl: (Default)
 Attempt  to post #2

Starks all around at the moment. Starks of Winterfell and Tony Stark.   Up to book 4 of A Song of Fire and Ice, this one is a bit slower than the others but still good. Easy to read too.

Rewatching GoT season 1 - along with BtVS Season 4 and AtS S1 alongside each other. Can't wait for GoT to start in April.

Totally underwhelmed by the new shows I started watching and hanging onto SPN by the skin of my teeth - has it been renewed for Season 8 yet? Gah the last two eps have been really bleugh.

There, that's about it for now.  Attempt to post #1 was longer - perhaps I'll come back later and expand.
thedothatgirl: (Default)
This was a really quickish sketch for the 2nd Vampire Ball in September - Clare Kramer as Glory (with Mimosa). Clare loved it so much I gave her the original.   I liked drawing the bubbles for some reason.



Click the small image above to see a bigger version.    I have a half finished Echo montage that I need to complete for Invasion  2 this April. Eliza has shifted her postponed appearance from last year to then (crosses fingers) that's if I can dig my way out of the huge pile of icky tissues, flippin' cold.

On the vidding front the latest project feels very very long ... I'll get there but it may take a while and then you will all be shaking your heads wondering why I bothered no doubt ;-)

thedothatgirl: (santababy)
I had hoped to do more and icons so perhaps if I get a bit of free time tomorrow...



And a 'Sleigh Ride one to go with the latest vidlet
here )

And a Buffy wall with that touching scene from The Body



in 1024 cropped, 1280  or 1680
thedothatgirl: (faithfairylights)


in sizes 1280 and 1680



cropped  or 1280  or 1680

I'll be making some more walls, banners and icons very soon :)
thedothatgirl: (pangsbear)
Hope all of you who celebrate enjoy your holiday.

I love the episode 'Pangs' even though I don't celebrate Thanksgiving. One highlight of my entire convention going experiences was listening to Jane Espenson give a live commentary of Pangs back in 2004 at the James & David Halloween Con in London. Afterwards I then had a brief chat with her about ricers etc when she signed a copy of the script for me. Sorry I couldn't think of anything deep or meaningful to ask her, but I remember managing to tell her how much I love her work.   The episode has some of my favourite quotes in the entire slayerverse, a snarky and insightful Spike, broody mopy Angel and Buffy kicking butt. Plus 'A bear!'  Jane is still one of my favourite writers ever,   I love catching her work on TV these days. 

Anyhow way back in 2008 I made a Pangs vidlet  - just a silly bit of fun. I inflict it upon now.  Have a great yam sham.


thedothatgirl: (bewithme)


Fandom : BtVS ( a little of AtS)
Title : 'Be With Me'
Music : Be With Me By VAST
Description: Be with me, protect me from the darkness of the sun.
Warnings: PG13 biting and a little blood.
Length : 3:59 mins
Download : Tiny WMB 14.4mB, Small AVI 62.6mB , Med AVI 93mB HQ 181mB (files zipped)  Embedded under cut.
Lyrics

embed here )
Vidders Notes : Another relationship vid after I promised myself I would make more this year. I've always been fond of their dark, twisted devotion to each other, well up until that point where you know who became an issue. Spike to me was very loyal to Drusilla despite her physical relationship with Angelus. You'll notice I've tried to keep him out of this, focusing on just these two.  Musically yet again back to ol'faithfull VAST for the song. I really love this band, in my mind they are synonymous with AtS and BtVS, I've vidded five of their tracks to date to these fandoms and I haven't used 'Here' or 'Touched' which were featured in the show themselves. [livejournal.com profile] sockkpuppett has a beautiful Wes /Angel vid to 'Here' which if you haven't seen yet, Why not?
thedothatgirl: (Default)


The Usual Suspects - Phina Oruche was only there Sunday so she is not in the group shot.

Finally typed up the brief notes from Saturday's Q&A (I didn't bother for Sunday) and tweeked the photos.

Here are a couple of teaser photos.


Charisma (really that pose is  so Cordy)  and Amber


Adam and Tony.

All the photos are on my website  - you'll find links in each Q& A text.

Bit of an disappointing preamble to this event. Over extended organizers had not announced any new guests since February after Amber, Adam and Charisma were on board. Sean Maher was confirmed as late as 7th October and then by 27th he had cancelled.  Late replacements were the awesome Anthony Head (but just one day) and Phina Oruche on the Sunday only too.  Considering a year in the making this was a very light guest list and didn't hold up to promises made at the earlier two events. But that's not to distract from the guests who were there, because they were great - I just felt we should have had a couple more at least. I cannot understand how those who had paid at least £895 for the VIP pass ever felt that they had value for money.

Radisson Edwardian Hotel in Heathrow is far more upmarket than the usual venue - The Thistle,  however the main Hall is far narrower making the rows smaller and the views more restricted/distant even when you had low number Gold tickets like myself. I think the Renaissance across the road had better rooms for the events.

 For some strange reason Massive Events had decided to put intense stage lights straight onto the guests and drop the rest of the hall in darkness. No-one could see the audience and in the Q&A's who was actually asking the questions despite many comments from the guests especially Charisma that the lights were awful and needed to be lowered. Reference to gestapo and torture were also made, but to no real effect. If you seen some pained expressions in the photos some of that is as result of the lighting.

Held up in traffic on the M4,  Tony was not part of the 'Opening Ceremony' and we just had Amber and Charisma so that was very low key. Personally I would have hoped they would have held on until Tony arrived and just start late. Other organizers have done this to no real impact on the rest of the evening.  The meet and greet was a washout and the worst at Hallowhedon to date.  Held in the pretentious and pretty useless Atrium in the Radission (a series of illuminated bridges and large decorative pools which take all the space) large groups of ticket holders huddled round tiny glass tables and struggled to hear/see the guests for the very brief time they spent trying to talk to us. Just two guests mind you so there needed to be plenty of free wine which thankful, there was so I spent most of that evening drowning the disappointment. Apparently Tony arrived just after the Meet and Greet was declared over. I don't know why they just don't sit the attendees around proper tables in well lit rooms so we can all at least get to know each other before the guests get to the table.

Charisma Q & A Here  Gorgeous Charisma gets younger not older )
Tony Heads Q & A hereMuch Ado about Nothing?  )
Amber Benson Q & AIs there anything Amber can't do?  )
Adam Busch Q & AWould have been great to have Common Rotation play at the event... )


Group Q & A photos here
thedothatgirl: (halloweenred)


Title : Monster, Monster
Fandom : BtVS (all seasons)
Music : In The Hall of The Mountain King- From the Peer Gynt suite by Grieg.
Description: Seven Seasons of monsters, courtesy of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Download 8.8mB WMV   Stream under the cut. 
Notes : I made this back in '08 on WMM (ha!) but when I briefly mentioned it on lj I didn't even give it a post of it's own so I am dusting it off and giving it an airing now just so I can say Happy Halloween from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. 

'Cause Halloween ain't the same without a little Buffy.  Next year I will do a new whedonverse Halloween vid.

ETA: New stream link which shouldn't be blocked in Germany here




thedothatgirl: (Default)


Title: Sing
Source:  Buffy Episode Once More, With Feeling (including the previously teaser at the beginning) 
Music: Sing by Travis  Lyrics
Length: 3mins 56sec
Description: For the love you bring, won't mean a thing, unless you sing, sing, sing, sing. Episodic of Once More, With Feeling.
Download  Tiny WMV 14.1mB     Med AVI 89mB    HQ AVI 194mB    

Embed under the cuthere )

Notes: I used clips from the episode and the 'previously on BtVS scenes' shown just before the titles roll. This musical episode really is a tour de force. A strong reminder of why I love this show so much.  The song was earmarked for vidding for over three or four years. Yes I know from the title it's the bleedin' obvious, but the lyrics seemed to reflect the sorrow that runs throughout.   I was always wary (until now ) of vidding this episode,  when there is such strong tie to other (fantastic) music - but I gave it a shot anyway because I am foolish.   Pleased with the outcome  and I hope you ejoy it too. Feedback loved.

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